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GUEST,mac cormaic 17 Jul 07 - 08:02 PM
Peace 17 Jul 07 - 10:42 PM
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GUEST,Mac Cormaic 20 Jul 07 - 05:08 PM
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Subject: Barnes and Mc Cormack
From: GUEST,mac cormaic
Date: 17 Jul 07 - 08:02 PM

I'm looking for the words of a song relating to 'Barne's and Mc Cormack' who were hung in England in 1939, for being members of the IRA. There names were Peter Barnes and James Mc Cormack.


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Subject: RE: Barnes and Mc Cormack
From: Peace
Date: 17 Jul 07 - 10:42 PM

No offense, but they were hanged on February 7, 1940 for having participated in the Coventry Explosion of 1939--they said they constructed but did not plant the bomb.


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Subject: RE: Barnes and Mc Cormack
From: Peace
Date: 17 Jul 07 - 10:49 PM

I think the song you're seeking is entitled "Tribute to Barnes and McCormack".

Sleeve notes from http://www.theballadeers.com/WH_D07_fee.htm

'TRIBUTE TO BARNES & McCORMACK
In Winston Green Prison, Birmingham on 3rd February, 1940 (Ash Wednesday) two Mullingar men. Peter Barnes and James McCormack were executed for their alleged involvement in an ex plosion in Coventry. After negotiations their bodies were brought back to Ireland and re-interred in their native soil in Mullingar on 6th July, 1969.'

(Seems I was incorrect about the date of their execution. My apologies.)


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Subject: RE: Barnes and Mc Cormack
From: GUEST,Mac Cormaic
Date: 20 Jul 07 - 05:08 PM

There might be a couple of songs that exist about them.

The particular song I'm looking for contains the following verses. I'm not sure how many more verses are in the song, but years ago I remember browsing at a song about them that contained about ten verses.

'Once again the blood of martyrs
flows upon the scaffold high
once again the vengeful tyrant
has decreed that men must die
stricken in their early manhood
blasted by her cruel hate
side by side upon the scaffold
England's lust for blood to seed'

'Martyred for their love of Ireland
murdered by their ancient foe
could they rise from out of the ashes
they would strike another blow
mourn them with such dauntless courage
only to the brave belong
god rest you soldier sons of Ireland
gone to join that gallant throng'

'They shall never be forgotten
in the land that gave them birth
though their lifeless clay be lying
far away from Irish earth
they shall come to speed the dawning
when from their ashes they'll arise
Peter Barnes and James Mc Cormack
for our sake they have lived and died.'


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Subject: RE: Barnes and Mc Cormack
From: Peace
Date: 21 Jul 07 - 02:48 AM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Barnes and Mc Cormack
From: Jim Lad
Date: 21 Jul 07 - 03:02 AM

Why do I get the feeling that one was sung to "Kevin Barry"?


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Subject: RE: Barnes and Mc Cormack
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Dec 13 - 03:42 PM

The sleeve notes you have quoted were written by my dad Fee Mc Gorman RIP


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